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Mother Goose Characters Are On the Loose

Posted by lindamartinandersen on November 23, 2013

“Mother Goose Characters Are On the Loose” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

“Mother Goose Day” is November 24. 

Pretend with me…Mother Goose characters are on the loose.   They may need some help.  Listen carefully to each description.  Can you identify who’s on the loose? 

1.  This little girl has lost her sheep. 

2.  This little boy watches sheep.

3.  This little girl ran away after getting cinders on her clothes.  *Hint:  her name rhymes with cinders.

4.  This character frightened mice under chairs when he visited the Queen.

5.  This boy kissed girls and made them cry and then he ran away. 

6.  This boy ran around town in his nightgown.

7.  This boy met a pieman and wanted to taste his wares.

8.  These characters ran away from the farmer’s wife who was carrying a carving knife. 

9.  This character slept in his breeches with one stocking off and one stocking on.

10.  A spider frightened this little girl.

Check your answers below which are arranged in reverse order to discourage peeking:

10.Little Miss Muffet   9.John from Diddle Diddle Dumpling   8.Three Bling Mice   7.Simple Simon   6.Wee Willie Winkie    5.Georgy Porgy    4.Pussy-Cat    3.Little Polly Flinders    2.Little Boy Blue    1.Little Bo Peep

Add a description of another Mother Goose character on the loose to the comment section below and be registered to win a copy of The All-Time Greatest Sing-Along Songs:  26 Songs Your Kids Will Love!  The drawing will be held December 1, 2013.  Please provide your email address with your entry. 

Thanks for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Have you entered the “The Mother Goose drawing?”  Come again soon.  Bring a friend. 

Please note:   Children 14 and under are not allowed to leave comments. It’s against the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA)  See:  http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm

Copyright © 2013 Linda Martin Andersen

14 Responses to “Mother Goose Characters Are On the Loose”

  1. Dear Linda,
    Here’s one: This character lived with oodles and oodles of children in a shoe.
    Please enter me in the contest: joanyedwards1@gmail.com.
    Celebrate you and your fun blog posts.

    • Hi Joan,
      I love the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe nursery rhyme. With all those children, it’s a wonder someone hasn’t been on the loose before now! I hope Mother Goose can set things right.

      I’ll be happy to enter you in the contest. Thanks for letting me know that you enjoy my posts. It’s always fun to visit with you here at the playground.

  2. How about the old ladu who lived in a shoe?? I mean, really. Was it a boot? A sandal? A sneaker?? hmm. I do think she needs help!:)

    • Maureen,
      I’ve always seen the old woman’s shoe pictured as a boot, but who’s to say. I hope the shoe belonged to a giant so everyone had more space. Maybe the giant from Jack in the Beanstalk lost a shoe. If the old woman lived in a sneaker, I bet it got stinky. And it would be a sad day to live in a sandal. What about rainy days or cold icy snow days? Oh my! I agree this lady needs help!

      Thanks so much for joining in on the fun. I’ll enter you in the contest.

  3. joyacey said

    This little boy singed his pants when he jumped over a candle stick even though he was very nimble.

    What a fun post.

  4. joyacey said

    This boy and girl ended up in brown paper and vinegar when they went up a hill to fetch a pail of water.

  5. Love this Linda. I had to peek as I didn’t know all the answers. 🙂

  6. Tracy,
    I’ve always liked that one. You’re entered in the drawing. Thanks for participating!

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